Alta Journal Makes a Big Showing at the Los Angeles Press Club’s National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Finals

28 works from Alta’s magazine and website were acknowledged as finalists for this annual honor.

alta journal makes a big showing as the los angeles press club’s national arts  entertainment journalism awards finals
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Alta Journal is honored to be among the finalists for the 15th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards from the Los Angeles Press Club. These awards recognize the best in arts and entertainment reporting in the past year. Alta has been nominated 28 times, in categories that range from profiles to criticism, page layout to illustration, digital content to cover art.

We’re so proud of our contributors and staff for this recognition and wish them luck as they go up against some of the best and most respected publications, writers, and artists working in media. Winners will be announced on December 4, 2022. (The full list of LAPC National A&E Journalism Award nominees can be found here.)

Our nominations are as follows:


Book Critic
John Freeman
David L. Ulin

Steve Carroll, “When Mark Twain Canceled Bret Harte
Joe Ciardiello, “The Last Poems of Jim Harrison
Victor Juhasz, “Sleep Nights
Matt Mahurin, “Falling
John Mattos, “An Occurrence at Sierra Mojada

Page Layout
John Goecke, Special Section: The New Hollywood
John Goecke, Special Section: Art

Cover Art
Pawel Nolbert, Fall 2021

Business, Film
Robert Ito, “Keeping Hollywood in Hollywood

Business, Music/Theater/Performing Arts
Keenan Norris, “She Who Remembers
Catherine Womack, “Opera in Service of Its Audience

Obituary/In Appreciation, Music and Other Arts Personalities
Santi Elijah Holley, “Tupac in the Afterlife
David L. Ulin, “Joan Didion’s Singular Voice

Personality Profile, Other Arts—Under 2,500 Words
Catherine Womack, “Opera in Service of Its Audience

Personality Profile, Film/TV—Over 2,500 Words
Sam Wasson, “The Man That Got Away

Movie Industry Feature—Over 1,000 Words
Monica Corcoran Harel, “Acting Your Age

Visual Arts/Architecture Feature—Over 1,000 Words
Jessica Zack, “In Search of an ‘American Geography’”

Creative/Performing Arts Feature—Over 1,000 Words
Abby M. Gibson, “Hamlin Garland’s Mad Quest for the ‘Buried Crosses’”

Arts Feature—Under 1,000 Words
Anita Felicelli, “Let’s Talk About Sex

Commentary Analysis/Trend—on Film
Monica Corcoran Harel, “Fashion Gone Streamable
Robert Ito, “Keeping Hollywood in Hollywood

Commentary Analysis/Trend—on Other Arts
Sands Hall, “‘The Ways of Fiction Are Devious Indeed’”
Ajay Orona, “A Rat-Filled Casino
Ishmael Reed, “A Tale of Two Theaters


Personality Profile, Performing & Other Arts
Anjali Khosla, “An Amreekan Tale

Music Feature
Min Liao, “A Rock Star Boswell Becomes a Doc Star

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